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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||1.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||6 max.||Lecture Scheduled||18.00
|Minimum||1.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||18.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 36.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00||
Presents ornamental grasses as a diverse group of plants with many useful and aesthetic applications in the home garden and commercial landscape. Students will learn the basic structure and growth habits of ornamental grasses and how to identify, select, plant, maintain and propagate them. Classroom and field lectures demonstrate design applications and uses of grasses with other plants in the landscape.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Students will learn the basic structure and growth habits of ornamental grasses and how to identify, select, plant, maintain and propagate them. Classroom and field lectures demonstrate design applications and uses of grasses with other plants in the landscape.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
1. Define the meaning of the term "ornamental grass."
2. Designate the vegetative and flowering structures of grass plants.
3. Describe the life cycles, growth habits, and growth forms of
4. Select ornamental grasses according to climate, soil, water needs,
exposure and landscape use.
5. Identify 15 ornamental grasses by foliage or flower characteristics.
Topics and Scope
I. Definition of ornamental grasses
A. True grasses (Poaceae family)
B. Grass-like plants
II. Morphology of ornamental grasses
A. Vegetative parts (leaf, sheath, culm)
B. Growth habit (running, clumping)
C. Flower parts and seed heads
III. Seasonal characteristics
A. Annuals, biennials and perennials
B. Evergreen and deciduous species
C. Warm and cool season species
IV. Growth forms
D. Upright divergent
E. Upright arching
V. Uses of grasses in the landscape
B. Rock gardens
C. Water gardens
D. Wildlife gardens
E. Craft and cutting gardens
F. Meadow plantings
G. Aggressive and invasive species
VI. Planting and maintenance
A. Soil and water needs
B. Cutting back foliage
D. Dividing and transplanting
E. Pest management
VII. Representative genera
1. Compile an identification notebook of 15 ornamental grasses.
2. Produce a list of ornamental grasses suitable for a small landscape of
the student's choice.
2. Diagram the placement of ornamental grasses in a landscape design with
other non-grass landscape plants.
3. Write a brief research report on a selected ornamental grass.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
5 - 20%
|Written homework, Essay exams||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
15 - 30%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 50%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Greenlee, John. Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses, Rodale Press, 1992.
Darke, Rick. The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses, Timber Press,
King, Michael, and Oudolf, Piet. Gardening with Grasses, Timber Press,